Category: Appetizer

Crab Cakes

1 lb crab meat (washed and strained) 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1 egg beaten 1/4 cup mayonnaise 3 finely chopped green onion ½ lemon juiced 1 TBSP finely chopped parsley 3 teaspoons hot sauce 1 teaspoons Dijon mustard ¼ tsp garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (old bay seasoning) 1 […]

Almond Crusted Manchego cheese

Ingredients 1/4 cup all-purpose flour Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 large egg 1 tablespoon water 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs 2 tablespoons ground almonds 1 (8-ounce) slice manchego cheese, about 1-inch thick 2 tablespoons olive oil Hot Garlic Vinaigrette, recipe follows 1/4 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley Directions […]

Panzanella Skewers

24 cubes sourdogh bread or focaccia 1 tsp. dried basil 1 large garlic clove, minced 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided 16 grape tomatoes 16 1-inch chunchs red onion 1/4 cup pesto coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium (300 to 350 degrees). In a large bowl combine bread cubes, basil and […]

Warm Grape Relish over Brie

1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup dry red wine or natural grape juice 1/4 cup raisins 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 14 tsp. ground ginger 1 cinnamon stick 2 cups seedless grapes, halved 2 (8 oz) wheels brie, chilled in a medium saucepan combine onion, […]

Brie with Caramelized Pears

1 (13.2 oz) wheel of brie 8 tbsp. butter 1 cup sugar 2 ripe pears, cored and thinly sliced 2 to 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice crackers or toasted bread slices Remove the rind from top of the wheel of brie and place wheel on serving platter; set aside In a large skillet melt butter […]